A Quilt To Show You

My friend Rose made this most ingenious quilt.  She purchased a “tufted” orange bedspread and cut large circles from wild fabrics for big yo-yos that she hand stitched at each “tuft”.   “Tuft” is not the right word but I can’t think of a better one.  The fabric was pulled together and stitched or gathered at equal distances across the spread.


Then another yo-yo was positioned in the space between.  She brought it for Connie and I to see her work in progress when she visited last month.  Can you imagine holding that big orange spread while hand stitching all those yo-yos?  It would be hard!  Nothing is impossible for Rose!  We always love to see what she’s working on.

The goats are creating havoc on the few plants and shrubs left in my yard.  Here is Emma reaching for the very top of the lilac bush.  It’s a reach but where there’s a will there’s a way.

10 thoughts on “A Quilt To Show You

  1. dixie

    Do you think Emma would like cardinal bush? When she finishes trimming your lilac, I’d like to borrow her. Love the orange tufted with yo yo quilt!!! It does make my arthritic hands throb though. 🙂

  2. Diane

    I love seeing Emma on the rock–so cute:) That quilt top is gorgeous; wouldn’t that just brighten a dark day? Great idea, Rose. Nice in Central Ohio today–my husband’s birthday. But, we’re going to be HOT for the next 10 days with lots of humidity–ick.

  3. Ann Barlament

    Good old Emma trimming the Lilac bushes for you. The leaves at the top must be the most tender. Yummy!!!

  4. Ann Barlament

    Making yo-yo’s is something you can take anywhere…traveling, doctor appointments, or while watching TV (not that I would make them). But I love all the colors!!!

  5. Rose Mikulski

    I’m glad the yo-yo quilt is finally finished, it only took me four years. I said that I was going to have a glass of champagne when I was done but decided to pass because I was afraid that I might come up with another crazy idea. I still think you should do one since you got me to do the Gypsy Wife quilt–I still get the shakes thinking about that quilt which I just got back from the longarm quilter. Also, remember my yo-yo quilt is related to your snowball topper; I wonder if your followers will see the connection.

  6. Betty Klosterman

    It is supposed to be 100 next week, a good time to stay inside and I’m ready. My project is a miniature (2″ blocks) paper pieced log cabin using every color and shade of the rainbow and several that aren’t in the rainbow. I can hardly wait til I get to the next block, but I have to keep track of which block I’m doing as it is rather easy to get confused….there are 48 blocks.

  7. Launa

    MMMMMMMMM GOOOOOD.. LILACS…..
    Enjoyed seeing Rose’s unique Yo Yos on her bedspread…..That is really a great deal of work and quite colorful.
    Just 92 degrees coming to this south end of the valley tomorrow. A good day to go thru my batiks and start cutting the 30 backgrounds for Laundry Basket Quilts THE PUMPKIN pattern. Not your typical pumpkin quilt color wise, but as my dear sweet grandma would have sighed and commented, “YOU ARE JUST A GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT”.

  8. Martha Engstler

    The yo yo quilt I’m sure will be so neat but I can see a lot of work in it.

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